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FutureStarrA Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Georgia Mountain Fair's new Two-Way Video Conference Center may just be what you need. The new Video Center in the Anderson Music Hall can seat approximately 3,000 people and has a large foyer that can be used for tables. With a newly installed video screen measuring 192" X 144" and two remote cameras, our system has a computer and a fiber optic Internet connection that can stream video both ways.
The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds plays host to several popular annual events, including the Georgia Mountain Fair, the Georgia Mountain Roots & Music Festival, the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival and Georgia's Official State Fiddler's Convention. The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds are located along the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge in the North Georgia mountain community of Hiawassee and is only two hours from Atlanta, Greenville, Asheville and Chattanooga. The Fairgrounds offer a wide variety of unique venues and beautiful year-round camping facilities.
The fair features craft booths, food stands, daily music concerts, demonstrations of mountain life, and various midway rides and attractions. Besides the usual fare, visitors can buy fried apple pies, fresh-squeezed cider, smoked trout, beef jerky, and home-cooked vegetable plates. Cloggers, Nashville musicians, and string bands perform in the music hall, named for Robert Anderson, former president of the fair. A Pioneer Village features a one-room schoolhouse, moved to the grounds, a smokehouse, a gristmill that grinds out fresh cornmeal daily, a working blacksmith shop, and a country store with button shoes and a cracker barrel. Local folks show how to split rails, how to make oak shingles and baskets, and how to cook up a cauldron of hominy or a batch of lye soap. For a number of years the fair also featured a working moonshine still. Displays of canned goods, handmade quilts, and needlecraft, as well as a large exhibition of farm and logging implements and tools, are featured in the fair museum. (Source: www.georgiaencyclopedia.org)